After a pre-season on expert tuition, dedication and practice, and fantastic performances at the Majors throughout the season, the drum corps finished the year as Champion of Champions, Grade 4A. Leading Tip Mark Reilly was asked to comment, but couldn't talk...
Congratulations to the entire Drum Corps!
Saturday, 9th May was a day of firsts: our first competition in our new uniforms, our first outdoor competition of the 2015 season, and to top it all, the band came first in the Loch Leven Pipe Band Contest. The pressure was certainly on to perform well at our "home" competition, and especially as we had chosen this contest to launch our new uniform. And the practice over the winter months paid off, with a first place in the Grade 4A contest, and a commendable fourth place in Grade 3. Congratulations to the band, and also to DM Mike Spain who came third in the Drum Majors contest - clearly looking sharp in the first DM competition of the season.
In the second indoor contest that the band have competed in this year, Kinross & District Pipe Band lifted the first prize in Grade 3 at the DPA Mini Bands and Trios competition which was held in Dundee. Additionally,the band also got placed third in the Grade 4 contest - well done to the mini band!
The 2015 competition season got underway with the LandB Indoor Full Band contest held in Livingston on 28 March. The band achieved a respectable 2nd place in the contest which, in previous years, has been a larger mini band event.
After many years wearing our customary red uniforms, the time has come to finally hang up the Prince Charles Edward Stewart tartan. The Band will start the 2015 looking smarter than ever, wearing our brand new blue uniforms, provided through the generous support of Arthur & Margaret Thompson's Charitable Trust, Kinross Ladies Circle and the Kinross Round Table.